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Who the fuck played Buddy Felton in Broadcast News?

In the Criterion DVD we get to see a terrific subplot in which William Hurt's reporter character is fed info by a gay man whose bf is a Beltway insider. There are some wonderful moments and lines in this sequence but they all got cut.

James Brooks does commentary for these scenes and NEVER MENTIONS THE POOR ACTOR'S NAME. I did a Google search and went on imdb but no luck finding out his name.

Any of you smart alecks happen to know? Thanks in advance.

by Anonymousreply 1408/17/2013

Hoping one of you daytime DLers might have an answer.

by Anonymousreply 108/02/2013

It's got wonderful lines in it ("Uhh, one 'no' was enough") but I agree that the subplot was not really necessary. I thought another reason it was excised because I gather in the rough cut it was revealed that the tape editor (?) guy in the control room also had a crush on Tom but that stuff was trimmed, too.

I can't believe Brooks never mentioned his name ONCE. Incredibly disrespectful.

by Anonymousreply 308/02/2013

How the fuck should I know, bitch? Just keep your hands off my rhubarb!

by Anonymousreply 408/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 508/02/2013

Trying one more time...

by Anonymousreply 608/03/2013

Can you post a link to the scene or to a photo. My colleague is a film historian and knows a ton of this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 708/03/2013

Is this the actor?

by Anonymousreply 808/03/2013

The picture in R8 looks like John Stamos.

by Anonymousreply 908/03/2013

He looks like Stamos crossed with Nathan Lane.

by Anonymousreply 1008/03/2013

Yes, R108, but he doesn't look familiar to me at all. Anybody know his name?

by Anonymousreply 1108/10/2013

Giving it one more shot...

by Anonymousreply 1208/17/2013

Yeah, he looks oddly familiar.

OP, is the Criterion edition worth checking out, apart from the deleted scenes?

by Anonymousreply 1308/17/2013

Not really, R13, it's the deleted scenes that make it worth seeing. Brooks' commentary is pretty dull. He goes on and on about how Hurt and Hunter were theater trained and so could handle anything thrown to them at the last minute. And his omission of the name of the actor who played Buddy Felton is unforgivable.

by Anonymousreply 1408/17/2013
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